C&D Zodiac Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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Pros
  • From the old C&D Aerospace days, the people are the heart and soul of the entire culture (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and overall positive work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management at the VP level (in 8 reviews)

  • Very low pay and almost no raises to speak of (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Scatter-brained

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most employees are great people and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, organization, and upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spreading yourselves so thin.


  2. Composite

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Nice people.

    Cons

    no cons. I really enjoyed working there

    Advice to Management

    na


  3. Helpful (1)

    Comfortable place to work

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    Former Employee - Ndt Technician/Quality Inspector in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Ndt Technician/Quality Inspector in Marysville, WA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. It has good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and overtime. Long time in-between raises


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Put in a lot of effort for little return

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, WA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not a whole lot beside the production of interesting products.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, no team environment everyone is looking out for themselves in turn blame others on issues, and bad corporate environment with such a large amount of employees its very impersonal. They try to hold holiday parties, but they are embarrassingly bad and show with lack of organization effort and lack of investing back into the company. They pretty much hire anyone off the street without considering any experience, which makes it frustrating to get your own job done correctly. Engineers seem to be lacking in every department and it shows in the suffering of their programs.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for and when you're pay is so low you don't get quality and when you do it doesn't stick around long. Invest in your own company.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good place for go-getters, at least initially.

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    Former Employee - Stress Engineer Manager
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer Manager

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People that work their butt off despite low starting pay can advance very quickly in the first few years due to high turnover, especially in engineering and even more in stress engineering. They have a saying, "keep the keepers" and it definitely pays to be recognized as one of those. Great place to start and get some experience.

    Cons

    Very chaotic environment at times. Constant inflow of new engineers to replace those who quit, so it felt like I was having to work through the same issues over and over again. There is low turnover at the top, so once you are promoted to a manager level it might be hard to advance much further.

    Advice to Management

    Place a higher value on engineers, and you will be able to retain better engineers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Design Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Pros

    Friendly, chill place to work. Room for growth

    Cons

    Low pay, disorganized, getting a raise is hard


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good place to start.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at C&D Zodiac

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good opportunity for new grads to get right into the mix.

    Cons

    Limited career potential. Expect to do the same thing for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your engineers better and invest more in training and development. The high turnover rate must be extremely expensive, not to mention demoralizing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    unorganized and underpay

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    Current Employee - Material Control in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Material Control in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to move around. chill place.

    Cons

    low pay. overworked people. no overtime pay salary

    Advice to Management

    treat you people better.


  10. IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Currently unknown to complete the cons section


  11. Helpful (1)

    Quickest Turnover Anywhere

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Planner in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Aerospace work is cutting edge and very interesting. There are a number of very talented people to learn from. Quiet little town with a moderate climate.

    Cons

    There is constant pressure for the organization to perform at an unrealistic output. Company structure and policy evolve on a monthly basis. Advancing to higher positions only provide slight increases in salary.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to invest in the workforce. The product is too difficult to be made by underpaid people with little experience or motivation to stick around.



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